Vandover and the Brute (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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Set in San Francisco, Vandover is the story of a rich young man who desires to become a great artist but lacks the ambition to do so. Suicide, death, gambling, and a lost fortune swirl around the young man, reducing him to menial work in the very slums he once owned. Vandover is an early example of American literary naturalism.

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Vandover and the Brute (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


Set in San Francisco, Vandover is the story of a rich young man who desires to become a great artist but lacks the ambition to do so. Suicide, death, gambling, and a lost fortune swirl around the young man, reducing him to menial work in the very slums he once owned. Vandover is an early example of American literary naturalism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411436831
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 1,366,922
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Frank Norris (1870–1902) was born in Chicago, but lived most his life in San Francisco. Inspired by the work of Emile Zola and Gustave Flaubert, Norris adapted their methods to American settings, adding a naturalist flair. He is best known for his novels McTeague, and The Octopus, set in California during an era of railroad expansion.
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